The Festival of Independence is coming! For four days throughout the midcoast (July 1-4) you can celebrate our nation’s birthday with everything from music, to plays, to hiking and biking, to parades, and of course, fireworks!
A celebration of the Summer Solstice takes place June 19th, in Rockland, just a few miles from Camden. Time - from 5-9 pm on Main Street. This annual event offers something for the whole family. Main Street will be closed to traffic for the evening and there will be live music, entertainment, street dancing, food and special events. A fun evening!
The first ever monthly Moonrise on the Bay event is scheduled for tonight (May 28th) at Lincolnville Beach, a 10 min drive from our Inn. The shops and restaurants will be open late, there will be a bonfire, art show, live music, and of course a spectacular moonrise! The event starts at 6:30 PM.
This is what we’ve been waiting for! The Glendarragh farm lavender store has just opened at 22 main street, Camden. The store looks, and smells wonderful. They have natural and organic body lotions, as well as aromatherapy, bath, culinary, decorative, garden and herbal lavender goodies. Glendarragh Farm, home of Maine’s first commercial lavender farm, grows more than a dozen varieties of lavender in sweetly fragrant, hand-tended, organically fertilized fields.
Honor Spring’s rebirth at two Sunday events. Avena Botanicals and Rebel Hill Farm holds its annual Mother’s Day Perennial Plant Sale and Garden Walk from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.. Shop for organic, field-grown plants, and take a free herb walk at 1:30. 219 Mill St., Rockport; 207-584-0694; www.avenabotanicals.com .
Fiddleheads, a predominantly Maine delicacy, from ostrich fern, are gathered in Spring, and now is the time to try them. Usually steamed or boiled, I came across an interesting recipe in the local newspaper -
A ‘Maine Martini’ Here is the recipe -
1 1/2 oz Maine made cold River Vodka
3/4oz Bartlett Winery Pear French Oak dry
1 0r 2 picked Spruce Bush Farm picked fiddleheads, chilled
Chill martini glass, gently combine vodka and wine.
Looking for a unique outdoor experience? Want to spend a few hours enjoying the natural beauty of the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville area? The Land Trust has created a brochure that offers self-guided tours to three of our most popular and scenic preserves: Bald Mountain Preserve, Fernalds Neck Preserve, and Beech Hill Preserve. The Camden Hills have much to offer: scenic vistas, unforgettable picnic spots, bird- and wildlife-watching opportunities, and much more! Take some time to really experience the spectacular landscape and wildlife of this area by exploring it from the ground up. Ttake a picnic lunch provided by the Blue Harbor House in our special picnic backpack, and explore the rugged beauty of Maine’s Mid Coast.
Aldermere farm (Rockport – just a few miles from the Inn) is holding its annual Calf unveiling Day on the 8th May. See some baby Belted Galloway calves . It is a great (Free!) day out, and besides the cattle, there are numerous local farms with fabulous goodies to sell. Sewwell orchard with organic apple cider and cider vinegar, Spruce mountain blueberries to name a couple. Fresh, local, organic. Maine, the way life should be!
In 2010, the Garden Club will present the 63rd Annual House and Garden Tour from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on July 15th, 2010, rain or shine. Enjoy a day visiting lovely homes and/or gardens on one of Maine’s oldest and most famous summer tours. Unique views, waterfront properties, and in-town jewels make this tour a must for residents and visitors alike!
This year, the Decorator Show House Tour & Guest Cottage is included in the purchase of the House and Garden Tour ticket. Doesn’t it sound lovely? Come and join us.